Annual Report 2022

Apr 27, 2023 | News

Our Annual Report for 2022 is now available to read in Finnish! The report gives an overview of all our activities in 2022.

The past year has been a return to communities for the institute; from remote work to the office, from behind the screens to physical meetings. Artists have been able to perform for audiences and traveling has been possible again.

The Book Club with Kriticos Mwansa, Helsinki, Finland, 2022. Photo by Yohannes Henriksson / The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Among our events, the year’s highlights included a study trip of Finnish contemporary art professionals to the Netherlands, the cultural programme of the first-ever EU-Sámi week organised in Brussels, the discussion on Nordic construction culture as part of the Brussels’ Festival of the New European Bauhaus and The Book Club organised in the autumn in Helsinki within the framework of the institute’s Masculinities programme. We are excited to say our program reached an audience of 10,000 last year!

A huge thank you to everyone that we collaborated with.

You can read our full 2022 annual report in Finnish. The English version will be published soon on our website.

Cover Image:

Photo on the left: Starting from Staring performed by Katja and Birit Haarla in Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, 2022. Photo by Kristoffer Myhre Hætta

Central photo: Inauguration of One Day More by Yevgenia Belorusets, Brussels, Belgium, 2022. Photo by Yohannes Henriksson

Photo on the right: Ritual City by Benjamin Orlow at the Horst Exhibition, Vilvoorde, Belgium, 2022. Photo provided by Benjamin Orlow

Pehmee aka The Soft Collective bring Safer Spaces For Unhad Conversations to Amsterdam

As a continuation of their Together Alone 2.0 workshops in London, Pehmee bring Safer Spaces For Unhad Conversations to The Netherlands. Texts and recordings created will be shared with the public at the Together Again festival in Helsinki, 8 September.

TelepART: May 2023

The May 2023 TelepART support by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to Atte Kilpeläinen, who is taking part in Festival Resonances – International Chamber Music Festival at Château de Halloy in Belgium.

An overland adventure to Oslo… How did it go? Well, it went rather smoothly.

A greener way? Our Head of Programme, Malin Bergström, shares her overland journey from Brussels to Oslo to attend the Spring Days of the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes.

The Texture of Connection by Yohannes Henriksson premieres at URB Festival in Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

The latest commission of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux –  The Texture of Connection, premieres on the 15th of June at the URB festival at Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland. 

Follow in the footsteps of Aaro Murphy – Open Call for Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2023

The Bioart Society is looking for a Finnish artist or artist based in Finland for a fully funded month-long art & science research residency in Tokyo, Japan, during autumn and winter 2023. Deadline: 26 May 2023.